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We welcome international students to come study with us. Applicants to the J.D. program with international academic credentials must follow the regular admission procedures described for entering first-year students, including submission of the Law School's admission application, LSAT or GRE score, and faculty letters of recommendation.

For more information about the J.D. program application process, visit the link below. If you are an internationally trained lawyer with a law degree in your home country, you may be interested in our LL.M. program.

International Student Questionnaire

Applicants who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of the United States at the time of their application to Brooklyn Law School must also complete an International Student Questionnaire. Please note that the application for admission will be considered incomplete, and no action will be taken, without the receipt of a properly executed Questionnaire.

Brooklyn Law School will not approve the admission of non-U.S. citizens who are unable to demonstrate their financial ability to cover the costs of attendance for a year of law school including tuition and fees, books, and living expenses. Please consult our website here for the most recent calculation of estimated first-year expenses.

Accordingly, candidates are urged to consider carefully the information they provide in the financial disclosure portion of the questionnaire. When the form is completed, it may be sent directly to the Admissions Office at Brooklyn Law School by mail, scan and e-mail, or by fax. Bank documents and/or tax returns are not required at this stage of our process.

 Please email admitq@brooklaw.edu to request the International Student Questionnaire. 

Foreign Transcripts

Brooklyn Law School requires that your foreign transcripts be submitted through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS). If you completed any post-secondary schooling outside the US (including its territories) or Canada, you must use this service for the evaluation of your foreign transcripts. The one exception to this requirement is if you completed the foreign schooling through a study-abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a US or Canadian institution, and the work is clearly indicated as such on the home campus transcript.

The service is included in the Credential Assembly Service registration fee. An authentication and evaluation of these documents will be completed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and will be incorporated into your CAS report. To use the authentication and evaluation service, log in to your online account and follow the instructions for registering for CAS. Be sure to request that the appropriate documents from each institution be sent directly to CAS.

Please note that more time is usually required to receive foreign transcripts, so take this into consideration when viewing deadlines.

Intensive Legal English Course

To help prepare incoming students for the program and because language is essential to being an effective lawyer, the Law School’s Legal Language Institute offers a three and four-week summer program in intensive Legal English. Designed specifically for foreign lawyers and law students, this intensive training will be extraordinarily beneficial prior to any U.S. legal studies.